Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This was the library book club’s latest book pick. I enjoyed The Girl You Left Behind, so I was looking forward to this book.

Published: 2012

Genre: fiction

Length: 369 pages

Setting: a small town in England, 2009 Continue reading

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The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios

I must have seen this reviewed somewhere recently (it is a new book) and thought it would be interesting. I was in the mood for a science book and requested this.

Published: 2017

Genre: nonfiction science

Length: 206 pages of text, 245 pages total Continue reading

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Tower of the Rosewater Goblet by Nin Harris

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: January 2016 in Strange Horizons (you can also listen to the story at that link)

Genre: fantasy

Setting: some world other than Earth Continue reading

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girls Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North

Whenever I look for good graphic novels for kids, Squirrel Girl is always high on the list of suggestions. Finally, the library had one of books in the system, so I requested it.

Artist: Erica Henderson

Published: 2016

Genre: superhero graphic novel

Length: 120 pages

Setting: the Marvel Universe, New York City Continue reading

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The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the fifteenth book in the Anita Blake series. Regardless of what some of her critics say about her characters never growing and the sex just getting in the way, I have a hard time putting one of her books down.

Published: 2002

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 422 pages

Setting: a week after the events of Danse Macabre, St. Louis Continue reading

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

I’ve seen this book in several “best of” lists as a good read aloud or a good book for kids. I decided it would be a good change of pace for our last morning read aloud for the 2016/2017 school year.

Published: 2012

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 316 pages

Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading

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The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

This is the second book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. The basic principle behind them is Victorian lady becomes a naturalist studying dragons. Pushes all my delight buttons right there!

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: three years after the events of A Natural History of Dragons, mostly in Bayembe (which feels like an African country) Continue reading

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